The Rays have designated right-hander Brandon Gomes
Gomes split last season between Tampa Bay and Triple-A Durham. He finished the year with a 2-2 mark and 3.71 ERA in 29 relief appearances.
The Yankees acquired
right-handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen
from the Mets in exchange for an undisclosed amount of cash, per the team's official website. To make room on 40-man roster, the Yankees designated right-handed pitcher Preston Claiborne
The Orioles officially announced the signing
of free agent left-hander Wesley Wright
on Friday, per the team's official website. Wright went 0-3 with a 3.17 ERA over 48 1/3 innings of relief with the Cubs in 2014.
The Athletics announced Thursday they acquired
pitcher Eury De La Rosa
from the Diamondbacks for cash. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, pitcher Fernando Rodriguez
was designated for assignment.
De La Rosa was 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 25 relief outings for Arizona in 2014, while Rodriguez was 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA in seven relief outings for Oakland.
The Red Sox have acquired
right-handed pitcher Anthony Varvaro
from the Braves after he was designated for assignment, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
The Red Sox sent minor-league pitcher Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.
Varvaro was moved to make room for newly acquired Alberto Callaspo Tuesday. Vavaro threw 54 2/3 innings in 2014 with a 2.63 ERA.
The Rangers have designated
left-hander Scott Barnes
and right-hander Ben Rowen
for assignment on Tuesday, according to MLB.com. Barnes has not pitched in the majors since 2013. He has a 5.20 career ERA over 27 2/3 innings of relief. Rowen posted a 4.15 ERA in 8 2/3 innings over eight appearances with the Rangers.
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Tuesday that Corey Kluber
, Carlos Carrasco
, Trevor Bauer
and Gavin Floyd
have secured spots in the rotation
He added Zach McAllister, Josh Tomlin, Danny Salazar and T.J. House will be competing for the final spot in the rotation this spring.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said pitcher Chris Capuano
, who signed a one-year deal Tuesday, will be part of the rotation
"He’s coming in as one of our starters," Cashman said.
Capuano went 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA in 12 starts for the Yankees last season after joining the team in late July.
The Rays announced reliever Jake McGee
underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery
Friday to remove "a loose body," according to the Tampa Bay Times.
While the Rays said McGee is doing well following the surgery, he will start the season on the disabled list and the team won't have a timetable for his return until spring training.
McGee, who said he had been pitching with a loose body in his elbow for at least a year, added he expects to be back in late April or early May.
McGee went 5-2 with a 1.89 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 73 games in 2014. He also had a career-high 19 saves last season.
The Rays traded outfielder Matt Joyce
to the Angels on Tuesday in exchange for
reliever Kevin Jepsen
"Matt was an important part of this team for the last six seasons. We appreciate his many contributions to the Rays on the field, and the professionalism he brought to the ballpark," Rays vice president of baseball operations Erik Neander said. “We’re excited about the experience Kevin brings to the bullpen, and his ability to pitch in key moments of the game."
Joyce, who was an All-Star in 2011, spent six of his seven seasons in the majors with Tampa Bay. He heads to Los Angeles with a .250/.342/.441/.783 slash line in 725 career games. Joyce has a .104 average, one home run and seven RBI in 19 games at Angel Stadium.
Jepsen is 13-18 with a 3.94 ERA over seven seasons for the Angels. He had a career-high 75 strikeouts in 65 innings in 2014, while posting a career-low 2.63 ERA.